For the first time, this Summer 2013, high school students from Georgia and nationally, will be able to participate in a Portuguese summer immersion program at the University of North Georgia’s Federal Service Language Academy in Dahlonega, GA. This three week intensive program in the north Georgia mountains,will provide motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the fundamentals of Portuguese, exposure to Brazilian cultural norms, a springboard into college-level foreign language study, and a possible career in the federal service. Guest speakers from the US State Department, FBI, Defense Department, and Homeland Security will present information about careers in public service, particularly in an international context. Beginning Portuguese will be offered during Session I (from June 9-28, 2013). This program will also be an ideal first step for students who are admitted to UGA (or who anticipate applying to UGA) and wish to participate in the Portuguese Flagship Program. The Flagship Program anticipates providing Pre-Collegiate Scholarships of $500 to graduating seniors who have been admitted to UGA and who have applied formally to, and been accepted provisionally into, the Portuguese Flagship Program. The application deadline is May 1, 2013 for the 2013 summer program. Click here for application and more information about the Federal Service Language Academy.
Click on the video bellow and listen to what UGA students are saying about their own experiences with Portuguese Flagship Program: